Tonight i noticed the coolant level was low,took c 1.5l to top it up eek. I've done close to 2k miles in it over the last fortnight and have been checking it fairly regularly
The car has been/is running great with temp not going over 90 and the engine oil is fine,but worried about the water usage i had a good look round for leaks/wet spots without luck.But i did notice that the bottom half of the radiator has lost most of its wavy cooling matrix.Some of the bits are sitting on the ledge below the radiator. The rad doesn't appear to be leaking,but its performance must be reduced a lot
Next i ran the car to see if a bit of pressure would show a leak,which is when i noticed that the top hose was warming up what i think was too quickly ,which means the thermostat is knackered too right?
The thermostat will have to be changed,but what about the radiator ? Is this a common problem,and although it seems to work ok should i change it anyway?
p.s. the car is still under a 3mths warranty from when i bought it,should i be able to get the garage to sort the radiator even though it isnt actually broken (yet)?